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Elly has been designing and making quilts, studying, writing, and teaching quiltmaking for several decades. Her creativity and research have fueled 17 books on appliqué. Two major Baltimore Album Revival exhibitions were held to celebrate the explosive impact of her first 12 books, fueling the ongoing Baltimore Album revival. Before becoming so deeply involved with group-made albums, Elly’s individual work hung at shows across the country and at museums and galleries in and around Washington DC, her hometown. She has lectured and had her work exhibited in Canada, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, New Zealand, and South Africa. Widely admired both as a needlewoman and as a scholar, she writes with sensitivity and insight about quiltmaking and quiltmakers. She is a delightful teacher and an inspiring lecturer. Elly says she is never happier than when she is teaching quiltmaking and that happiness is contagious.